2007 Volvo V70
This mode may be selected for starting/ moving off on slippery roads.
NOTE: R-models are not equipped with this button.
Shift gate positions
The gear selector can be moved freely between N and D. Depressing the button on the front of the gear
selector knob enables you to move the gear selector to positions P, R, N, D, 4, 3 and L.
Automatic shift to a lower gear (kickdown) is achieved by depressing the accelerator pedal fully and
briskly. An upshift will occur when approaching the top speed for a particular gear or by releasing the
accelerator pedal slightly.
Kickdown can be used for maximum acceleration or when passing at highway speeds.
When driving before the engine has reached its normal operating temperature, the transmission will shift
up at slightly higher engine speeds to heat the three-way catalytic converter as quickly as possible.
Automatic transmission - adaptive system
The automatic transmission is controlled by an adaptive control system that constantly monitors the way
in which the transmission functions. It senses and adapts each gear shift for optimal performance.
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